BEXUS 18 / 19 RSS

Balloon-borne EXperiment for University Students.

The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realised under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB). The Swedish share of the payload has been made available to students from other European countries through a collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA).
EuroLaunch, a cooperation between the Esrange Space Center of SSC and the Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) of DLR, is responsible for the campaign management and operations of the launch vehicles. Experts from ESA, SSC and DLR provide technical support to the student teams throughout the project.

General information
Launch site Esrange Space Center
Launch date October 2014
Customer Student programme

Experiment description



BEXUS 18 payload

A5-Unibo Collect atmospheric data to validate theories about cloud formation
-University of Bologna, Italy
 AFIS-P Measure the flux of charged particles (mainly protons,
but also light ions) at very low energies in the stratosphere

TU München, Germany
 ARCA Advanced Receiver Concepts for ADS-B
- Ernst-Abbe Hochschule Jena, Germany
COUGAR Control an unmanned ground vehicle from a ground station
via a balloon
University of Würzburg, Germany
POLARIS  New technology radiator by using active materials
University of Padova, Italy 

BEXUS 19 payload

ADAM Angular Distribution of charged particles, Atmosphere Measurement
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany
Reflectometric measurements to compute a precise
3D topographic map
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) - Barcelona Tech, Spain 
GranaSAT Attitude control for a microsatellite based in a StarTracker,
in combination with magnetic field measurements
University of Granada, Spain
TamaOS Evaluate performance of in-house developed miniature solid state ozone sensors in the
upper atmosphere
TU Dresden, Germany

Read more aboute the experiment on BEXUS- 18/19

Contact persons:
Alex Kinnaird, Eurolaunch (SSC)
Natacha Callens, (ESA Education),
Simon Mawn, (ZARM-FAB),
Kristine Dannenberg, (SNSB)

Read More:

Esa's website for REXUS BEXUS

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